St. George’s University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ARCH Education, Hong Kong. The agreement establishes a pathway for students of ARCH to transfer to and complete either the six-, five- or four-year MD or DVM program at SGU’s School of Medicine or School of Veterinary Medicine, depending on which courses they have already taken.

Throughout the term of the relationship, SGU has also agreed to provide up to five scholarships per year to ARCH students who are eligible for admission through one of the established pathways.

Students from ARCH who successfully complete their Doctor of Medicine at SGU will be eligible to apply for residency programs in the United States or for postgraduate training in England, on which they can build successful medical careers. Those who opt for the veterinary medicine pathway will be eligible to apply for licensure to practice in the US and other countries around the world.

GCSE and A-Level students at ARCH who aspire to go to medical school will also benefit, with SGU providing relevant teaching modules for them to engage with. At least five seminars and talks will take place during each academic year.

St. George’s University School of Medicine draws students and faculty from 140 countries. Key to the university’s success has been developing enthusiasm in students to practice medicine in their home countries, often in areas where physician numbers are low. Approximately 1 percent of all practicing doctors in the US are graduates of St. George’s University, with that figure rising to around 15 percent of the physician population in Trinidad and Tobago, and 20 percent in Botswana.

“International experience is an essential component of a first-class medical education, and I am delighted that students from ARCH Education in Hong Kong will now have access to our campus in Grenada, as well as clinical training opportunities in the UK, US, and selective opportunities around the world,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, president of St. George’s University. “I look forward to welcoming the students as they take their first step into a fulfilling career in medicine.”

“We are looking forward to providing our highly qualified students with an opportunity to continue their studies and earn their MD or DVM from St. George’s University,” added Jennifer Ma, director of ARCH Education. “The top education that students receive at SGU and at clinical locations in the UK or US provides a solid platform upon which our students can build a successful medical career.”

ARCH Education is an educational institute based in Hong Kong with a mission to bridge the education gap through delivering transformational programs and providing guidance on international education, to equip students for their future educational and career goals.